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by JimM
Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Corian
Replies: 7
Views: 6340

I think anodized aluminum would be very expensive, but I'll check. I'm leary of steel because of the salt-water environment (and it's a low-freeboard 15' skiboat), and re-painting would mean removing instruments, if I wanted to do it right. Too much hastle! I'm still having a hard time imagining any...
by JimM
Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Corian
Replies: 7
Views: 6340

Gee, all your complaints are what they advertise it's GOOD for! Supposed to be easy to sand out scratches, stain resistant, and can take 212 degrees. I'm surprised you've had trouble, but I appreciate your concern. Any other ideas? I thought about black plexiglass, but that scratches easy too and I ...
by JimM
Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Corian
Replies: 7
Views: 6340

Corian

It took some searching, but I finally found a supplier that sells to DIYers: http://stonewood.safeshopper.com. My application is the dashboard of my 1975 Checkmate. As you can imagine, it's had a number of instruments installed and removed over the years, and has too many holes to look good any more...
by JimM
Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Acrylic latex paint
Replies: 5
Views: 6788

The best protection for the wood will be epoxy encapsulation or saturation, followed by whatever paint you like for UV/abrasion and looks. Dave Carnell convinced me that a premium quality exterior house paint will work fine for that. The only caveat would be if you're looking for a factory-perfect g...
by JimM
Tue May 25, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Vacumbagging when planking?
Replies: 7
Views: 6392

A few years ago I bought a couple of those "20 Boats You Can Build" (or whatever number it was) books. One of them described in detail the process of bagging. In fact, I think the title of the article was something like "Bagging a ---" something or another. Anyway, I'm sure they only used one pump, ...
by JimM
Tue May 25, 2004 4:59 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Oily residue after epoxy
Replies: 20
Views: 17510

So Graham, your pumps don't get air bubbles? I find the bubbles render the pump useless for metering. I've tried going VERY slow on the upstroke, to try to minimize air intake, but it doesn't help. Must be a lousy pump (not from Glen-L). I often need very small quantities of epoxy for repairs around...
by JimM
Mon May 24, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Oily residue after epoxy
Replies: 20
Views: 17510

My pumps tend to draw air in from somewhere, and result in big spurts of air coming out. This obviously doesn't help accuracy at all. I think if you could keep the air out you'd probably get accurate metering. Otherwise, we should all just stick (pardon the pun) with measuring cups.
by JimM
Wed May 05, 2004 5:17 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Paint/epoxy
Replies: 6
Views: 6040

No, we had to replace Jim.

signed,
Leonard
by JimM
Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Axle Question for Camping Trailers Plans
Replies: 11
Views: 9770

...torsion axles will give a smoother / safer ride... My suspicion is that the type of axel won't affect the ride or safety (assuming it's properly sized), but the chassis mount of the torsion axel sits a lot lower, allowing you to get the CG lower, which in turn WILL improve the ride and safety. T...
by JimM
Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Glue for cleats.
Replies: 5
Views: 6365

Butt joints can be strengthened with splines or mortise/tenon joints.
by JimM
Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:47 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Wood for cleats
Replies: 4
Views: 4705

I would have thought something like teak would work better.
by JimM
Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxied Fiberglass Preparation...
Replies: 8
Views: 8028

What does it mean to "key it"?
by JimM
Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:51 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: British gallon and American gallon
Replies: 9
Views: 7703

Interesting about 30cm! What stud spacing do they use for walls? And how big are sheets of drywall & plywood? I do a lot of construction for self & neighbors, and know how to use a tape measure, as well as CAD. Invariably, my dimensions in CAD drawings are in feet & inches, and then someone up on th...
by JimM
Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:47 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: British gallon and American gallon
Replies: 9
Views: 7703

I think the question is why can't the US get on the international bandwagon and get metric!!! I'm afraid we're never going to get rid of the miserable old system. But at least we've learned how big the liter is - from Coke bottles!
by JimM
Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: the BB is a DUD!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 8028

I hated it at first also, but learned how to live very comfortably with it. The trick is to first set your bookmark to the correct location. NOT to www.glen-L.com, from which you have to navigate to the forum, but to http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/index.php. This gives you a full-sized window of the f...

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